When the GNN Poll asked back in May if weather had caused a slow start to the season, 85 per cent of respondents said weather wasn’t cooperating at all, while only 15 per cent said there had been interruptions in play, but it wasn’t too bad.
Voters had a third option, that being the opportunity to vote that the season was off to a great start. Not one person voted for that choice.
Last week, we decided to update with another poll that asked if overall business had picked up in June.
The majority, or 47 per cent, voted that they were down even more in June, with 33 per cent saying they were about the same as May. It was at least a little more optimistic as 20 per cent said business had improved in a big way.
Judging from that and anecdotal evidence we’ve heard from around the country, there is concern out there as we head into the prime time of the 2017 golf season. The question is now how will golf businesses react?
In particular, will staffing levels be cut in July and August?
That’s our question for this week’s GNN Poll.
You can vote below or on the GNN home page and if you’d like to voice an opinion on this subject, feel free to do so in the Comments section below.
Do you expect staffing/hours to be cut in July and August where you work in the golf industry?
- YES (67%)
- NO (33%)